Valley firm joins Thunderbird Global Entrepreneurship Incubator

August 27, 2008

MyndSparc Enterprises, a new Valley-based enterprise, announced today it has taken residence at the Thunderbird Global Entrepreneurship Incubator (TGEI) at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz. As a resident of the incubator, the company will receive office space and equipment, and access to the state-of-the-art resources, faculty and students at Thunderbird.

“Myndsparc is an innovative company that has the capacity to meet with great success,” says Robert Hisrich, Ph.D., director of the Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship. “We are excited to have them as part of the incubator and look forward to their future success.”

Founded by software veteran Jon Bonnell in collaboration with recognized informal learning expert KellyAnn Bonnell, MyndSparc Enterprises is a new media education and entertainment company focused on supporting the goals of the National Science Foundation to develop interest and engagement in science and technology-related experiences. The company’s first e-learning product, currently under development, will allow teachers and informal learning organizations to create 3-D virtual environments to supplement learning activities.

“It is an honor to be associated with the Thunderbird School of Global Management,” says co-founder KellyAnn Bonnell. “The opportunity to be a part of the incubator program is validation of the work we have been doing and lends a level of credibility to our endeavor that would take years to achieve otherwise.”

Thunderbird’s Walker Center advances global entrepreneurship through a comprehensive academic curriculum and nonacademic applications that focus on innovation, sustainability, family enterprise and women in entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Other companies in the TGEI program are Keya Earth and Total Venue Control. Keya Earth, a Navajo-owned sustainable development firm, is dedicated to working with communities to realize their dreams for sustainable economic development. Total Venue Control is a marketing and operations company utilizing smart card payment technology at entertainment events.